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Japanese Shibayama & Lacquer Tsuitate -table Screen


£14,500 | $20,213 USD | €16,769 EUR
Item Number: SA774289
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art
This antique has been viewed 22 times in the past month with the most views from Austria.


As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this high quality Japanese Meiji period (1869-1912) circa 1890, gold lacquer & shibayama miniature tsuitate (table screen), the main shibayama panel depicts a fantastic rendition of a prancing elephant surrounded by and ridden upon by a band of musicians, the band playing a host of musical instruments and waving banners, the quality of the gold lacquer work and shibayama detail is fantastic and held in place with silver mounts upon the hardwood back panel, to the reverse a series of three oval ivory roundels depicting a more tranquil scene of birds and butterflies in flight amidst gold lacquer and shibayama floral displays, the panel then slots snugly into its purpose made hardwood stand, the stand carved in fine detail and further decorated with gold lacquer & shibayama inset panels and decoration, the quality of the overall workmanship is exceptional, in particular the solid silver mounts are chased in exquisite detail, although obviously a collaboration of artists produced this Meiji Period masterpiece, it would appear that the dominant shibayama artist has signed the crisply carved mother of pearl tablet that translates to read "Naomasa"  certainly a rare and high quality object for your Japanese works of art collection .
Previously in a UK collection.
2020 Vision of an enlightened ruler - plate 33
Condition report :
lovely condition throughout .
Approximate sizes on stand:
Height:  15 1/2"      39 cm
Width:   11"          28 cm
Depth:  4.3/4"     12 cm
Approximate size of panel:
Height:  11 1/4""     28.5 cm
Width:   9"            23 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item, buyers outside the EU are fully responsible for the costs of any export licences that may be required.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 39 cm (15.4")
Width = 28 cm (11.0")
Depth = 12 cm (4.7")

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Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art
Stags Head Antiques Ltd
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